Lynn Holmes … shares her collection

The Tattenhall Local History Website is indebted to Lynn Holmes, one time resident of Tattenhall and a former employee of CLS Care Services which was formerly based at ‘The Rookery’ on Chester Road.

Lynn made contact with the Website in advance of the ‘Tattenhall Remembers’ centennial anniversary of the Great War, sharing with us the postcard shown below and enquiring whether it might be of use in our upcoming commemorations which were to be hosted during the 3rd and 4th August 2014. The ‘Barbour Institute’ and the Annexe of ‘The Rookery’ were transformed into Auxiliary Military Hospitals during the Great War and Lynn thought that this particular image might be a focus during our planning. 


The King at the Front. The King meets a Hospital Matron.

What was to develop was extraordinary. The enormity of one individual’s personal interest in aspects of the Great War was remarkable. Not only were we privileged to share a glimpse of Lynn’s unique postcard collection but we were also astonished at Lynn’s selfless generosity in sharing her collection with us. We are immensely grateful that Lynn has allowed us to reproduce several postcards from her collection on this Webpage and elsewhere on the Website.

Lynn Holmes - Summer 2014

Lynn Holmes – Summer 2014

In the 1970s Lynn worked at Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary and then furthered her studies at Reaseheath College. Regrettably, the diagnosis of a heart condition prevented Lynn from finishing those studies. That said, her life long passion for animal welfare has not diminished.

Lynn’s commitment to the success of our ‘Tattenhall Remembers’ centennial commemorations was exceptional – her contributions can also be viewed throughout the ‘Tattenhall Remembers‘ link.

What a difference one person can make. 

We include just a sample of Lynn’s collection below. To view as a ‘slideshow’, simply click on ‘Show as slideshow’  below. 

If you do not wish to view these images as a ‘slideshow’, then simply click on a single image and use the double arrow that is displayed in the lower right corner.



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